Favorite bands :
oh man, you got like 3 hours to read a list?
Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Children of Bodom--Inearthed, Symphony X--Michael Romeo--Michael Pinnella, Adagio, Cacophony--Jason Becker--Marty Friedman, Rusty Cooley--Outworld, Arch Enemy--Spiritual Beggars, Lamb of God, Black Label Society--Zakk Wylde, Arsis, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Faceless, Necrophagist, Eidolon, Nevermore, Racer X--Paul Gilbert--Mr. Big, Shawn Lane, Buckethead, Bumblefoot--Ron Thal, Pantera & Damageplan, Slipknot, Metallica, Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Death, Deicide, Annihilator, Kreator, Disturbed, Dream Theater--John Petrucci--Jordan Rudess, Evanescence, Exodus, Godsmack, Greg Howe, Tony MacAlpine, George Bellas, Guns 'N' Roses, In Flames, Ion Dissonance, Into Eternity, Iron Maiden--Bruce Dickinson, Jeff Healey Band, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Judas Priest, Kansas, Kataklysm, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath (Both Ozzy & especially the Dio eras), Ozzy Osbourne (especially Randy Rhoads era), Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mastadon, Mattias IA Eklundh--Freak Kitchen, Meshuggah, Mudvayne, Nile, Opeth, Queen, Rush, Shadows Fall, Sinergy, Six Feet Under, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Suffocation, The Human Abstract, Theodore Ziras, Time Requiem (psychotic keyboard playing!!!), Torture Killer, Trivium, Unearth, Van Halen, Vinnie Moore, Vitalij Kuprij (pronounced "vitalee koopree"), Waking The Cadaver, Warmen, Wintersun, Apocalyptica, Beneath The Massacre, Beyond The Flesh, Blue Oyster Cult, Byzantine, Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, DIO, Gonзalo Pereira, Iron Mask, Killswitch Engage, Liquid Tension Experiment, Machine Head, Quo Vadis, Ring of Fire, Roadrunner United (great album), Behemoth, The Steve Miller Band, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Corrosion of Conformity, Pink Floyd, Frank Marino--Mahogany Rush (very overlooked guitarist), The Doors, Boston, AC/DC (only a little these days...), Cream--Blind Faith--Eric Clapton, Santana, ZZ Top, Journey, Jethro Tull, Styx (a few tunes here and there), Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Guess Who, Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John (yeah he's a fruit but he's also a powerful songwriter), Bad Company, Ten years After, Slayer (a few tunes)...
And the list goes on from there if you can believe that!
I also really like the following classical composers: J.S. Bach & C.P.E. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Nicolo Paganini, Domenico Scarlatti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fredйric Chopin, Tomaso Albinoni, Pablo de Sarasate ----- I've never really been into Beethoven all that much; with the exception of a few pieces... basically I mostly love the Baroque era!
Favorite guitarists :
Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Alexi Laiho, Jason Becker, Michael Romeo, Chris Poland, Stephan Fortй, Rusty Cooley, Michael Amott, Muhhammed Suicmez, Paul Gilbert, Dave Mustaine (Kirk Hammett's kinda a douche bag), James Hetfield, Joe Satriani, Marty Friedman, Shawn Lane, Tony MacAlpine, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Zakk Wylde, Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Chuck Shuldiner, Jeff Waters, Jeff Loomis, Jordan Rudess, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many many more that are all located within the bands that I mentioned above!
Favorite bassists :
Franck Hermanny of Adagio-->he can 6-string sweep with his bare hands!!!
...Michael Lepond...John Myung...I dunno lol I'm not as much a bassist as I am a guitarist! :P
Favorite books :
Anything music-related I guess; I love Guitar World Magazine and any other mags like it
H.P. Lovecraft has written some cool stuff too! Fight Club is another fav of mine...it's killer - and better than the movie too! ;)
Favorite tv :
That 70s Show & Metalocalypse
Favorite movies :
Saw, Saw II, Saw III, --totally amazing stuff! Saw IV was ok though...
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls...shikaka!
An y of the latest superhero movies that spawned from Marvel Comics...and the latest Batman movies (I was a comic book junkie as a kid lol)
The Dark Knight,
Chirldren of Men,
The Fifth Element
...I'm not too picky in terms of movies I guess
Shreddin 4 Life is a member of the following bands:
Well, my name's Mike but most of my friends call me "Bernie" lol (don't ask)
Anyways, I've graduated from college and plan to go to Universtiy some time soon. I love music with more than a a passion! --I listen, play & write my own music and am constantly preoccupied with it. No matter what I'm listening to I always really enjoy it. Other than that I don't really do much...a really small amount of TV, some partying from time to time, chillin' with friends, work, takin' it easy at home, and I like writing poetry from time to time...I think my life has a decent balance of some kind hehe